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All Blacks 1949 Tour Factbox

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All Blacks 1949 Tour Factbox

Centurion, July 22 NZPA - Factbox on the All Blacks' rugby tour of South Africa in 1949:

Squad:

Fullbacks

Bob Scott (Auckland), Jack Goddard (South Canterbury)

Wingers

Eric Boggs (Auckland), Bill Meates (Otago), Ian Botting (Otago), Peter Henderson (Wanganui)

Midfield

Ron Elvidge (Otago), Morrie Goddard (South Canterbury), Fred Allen (Auckland, captain), Keith Gudsell (Wanganui)

First five-eighths

Neville Black (Auckland), Jim Kearney (Otago), Graham Delamore (Wellington)

Halfbacks

Bill Conrad (Waikato), Larry Savage (Canterbury)

Loose forwards

Neville Thornton (Auckland), Jack McNab (Otago), Pat Crowley (Auckland), Peter Johnstone (Otago), Lachie Grant (South Canterbury)

Locks

Charlie Willocks (Otago), Harry Frazer (Hawke's Bay), Lester Harvey (Otago), Morrie McHugh (Auckland)

Props

Ray Dalton (Otago), Johnny Simpson (Auckland), Kevin Skinner (Otago), Des Christian (Auckland)

Hookers

Has Catley (Waikato), Norm Wilson (Otago)

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Tour results

May 31: bt Western Province Universities 11-9, at Cape Town

June 4: bt Boland 8-5, at Wellington

June 8: bt South-Western Districts 21-3, at Oudtshoorn

June 11: bt Eastern Province 6-3, at Port Elizabeth

June 15: lost to Border 0-9, at East London

June 18: bt Natal 8-0, at Durban

June 22: bt Western Transvaal 19-3, at Potchefstroom

June 25: bt a Transvaal XV 6-3, at Johannesburg

June 29: drew with Orange Free State 9-9, at Kroonstad

July 2: lost to Eastern Transvaal 5-6, at Springs

July 9: bt Western Province 6-3, at Cape Town

July 16: lost to S SOUTH AFRICA 11-15, first test at Cape Town

July 23: bt Transvaal 13-3, at Johannesburg

July 27: lost to Rhodesia 8-10, at Bulawayo

July 30: drew with Rhodesia 3-3, at Salisbury

Aug 6: bt Northern Transvaal

Aug 13: lost to SOUTH AFRICA 6-12, second test at Johannesburg

Aug 17: bt Northern Universities 17-3, at Pretoria

Aug 20: bt Griqualand West 8-6, at Kimberley

Aug 24: bt North-Eastern Districts 28-3, at Aliwal North

Aug 27: bt Orange Free State 14-9, at Bloemfontein

Sept 3: lost to SOUTH AFRICA 3-9, third test at Durban

Sept 10: drew with Border 6-6, at East London

Sept 17: lost to SOUTH AFRICA 8-11, fourth test at Port Elizabeth

Sept 21: drew with Cape Town Clubs 11-11, at Cape Town (unofficial match)

Played 24: Won 14, drew 3, lost 7.

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Two All Blacks greats on what is failing the modern game:

Kevin Skinner on refereeing

"I think the public is entitled to know why the referee has blown his bloody whistle.

"Back then, when he penalised you, you knew what it was for."

Bob Scott on grass roots:

"The top players should be back at their clubs and should come up through the provinces and trials. They just play at professional level."

Skinner on forward play:

"If you've got enough mongrel in you, you'll probably do a bit better. It's lacking in some parts of our game, even today."

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